College Football Week Nine Pick'Em: Could the Cowboys Wrangle in the Longhorns?

Ron KnabenbauerCorrespondent IOctober 24, 2008

Last week was pretty good for me, going 6-2. I like my chances this week, but I admit I'm picking a few upsets. Here are my picks for the CU Independent.

Season: 33-23; Last week: 6-2

No. 23 Boston College 10 at North Carolina 13
Boston College cracked the AP Top 25 after last week’s win, while North Carolina looks to be slipping. I like the Tar Heels to come back and get a win against their ACC foe.

No. 8 Texas Tech 45 at No. 19 Kansas 20
Kansas is still a talented team as the Jayhawks have shown all season, but their defense will be no match for the Red Raiders' high-powered offense.

No. 9 Georgia 27 at No. 11 LSU 24
If there were ties in college football, I would say this would be one of those, but since there aren't, I like the Bulldogs to squeak past the Bayou Bengals.

No. 7 Oklahoma State 47 at No. 1 Texas 45
Code Red—UPSET ALERT! Oklahoma State has put together a solid year, while Texas has found its way up to No. 1. Somehow, the Cowboys will keep it close and win by a last-second field goal.

Michigan State 20 at Michigan 17
Michigan has had tough year with new head coach Rich Rodriguez at the helm. The Wolverines will continue to fall, but this week it will be at the hands of their rivals from East Lansing.

UCLA 24 at California 33
The Golden Bears will become golden again, as they will blow out the Bruins (also bears) in the first half, and then hold off the Bears from Westwood to get another Pac-10 victory this season.

No. 3 Penn State 30 at No. 10 Ohio State 24
Is it wrong that I think Penn State is going to win it all this season? I say not, and the Lions' stock will rise this week as they should defeat a good Buckeyes team in Columbus.

Colorado 23 at No. 16 Missouri 31
After going to last year’s game against Missouri and seeing the Buffs get blown out, I want to see them do well versus the Tigers this year. However, Mizzou is angry after losing two straight, and I don’t think a two-quarterback system is the way to go at this point of the year for Colorado. CU will keep it close but lose in the end.

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